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More postal service memories OUR recent Flashback feature on Postal Services brought back many happy memories for reader C Robbings, of Conwy.

He had worked nearly 40 years with Royal Mail, almost exclusively in Conwy, starting as a telegram boy in February 1965, and took early retirement in April 2004, and recognised many former colleagues.

John Cooksey, who appeared in the picture of Denbigh postmen, had worked in Conwy before transferring to Denbigh.

The postman Emrys Hughes, who was talking to Henryd postmistress Betty Edwards, was based at Conwy, (not Llandudno as we had stated), and went on to be office manager at Llanrwst before retiring.

He also knew Dennis Bevan, who worked as a postman before joining the counter staff at Colwyn Bay.

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Animals Anglesey primary school pupils celebrated after winning the Radio Cymru Carol Ni carol singing competition in 1994 ? Send pictures to Flashback, Daily Post, PO Box 202, Vale Road, Llandudno Junction Conwy, LL31 9ZD, or get in touch by e-mail:


BBC Radio Wales sports commentator Alun Williams persuades nine-year-old Kim Rothwell to read a request over the air at Conwy in October 1981 during a Radio Wales roadshow

Above : North Wales Radio Rally Club officials Barry Mee, Siegfried Fergusson and Tony Wilkinson, pictured in June 1991 had just completed a fundraising event in Colwyn Bay in aid of Alder Hey Hospital, where they had made contact with Eastern Europe, Brazil and Ethiopia. As well as fundraising and the fun of speaking with radio amateurs in other countries, the club played a crucial part during the Towyn floods of February 1990 by passing information between emergency centres Left: The original mast at Queens Park Holyhead used during the first ship to shore coastal wireless station broadcast in 1901

In August 1987 EastEnders star Tom Watts presented BBC Radio Four''s Down Your Way from Colwyn Bay and is pictured interviewing Derwyn Williams, a shot firer at the ARC quarry near Llanddulas. London lad Tom had local connections in that he used to spend his childhood holidays with his aunt who lived in Colwyn Bay

Being in hospital is never much fun but hospital radio stations can help to relieve some of the monotony. Ysbyty Glan Clwyd radio chairman Albert Thomas is pictured interviewing patient Joyce Williams, around the late 1980s

In August 1988 Gloria Hunniford and Alan Titchmarsh visited Powis Castle as part of a series of Radio 2 outside broadcasts about stately homes

In August 1992 a group of Christians were making a bid for the Radio Authority''s licence for North Wales, under the umbrella of Staffordshire- based United Christian Broadcasters. They were unsuccessful at the time, but the Rev Jeff Pearson, who is pictured on the right of the front row, now presents a Gospel-based show on Tudno FM which broadcasts to Llandudno and surrounding areas

Female crew members with captain and radio officer on the Holyhead Car Ferry in Dunlaoghaire Harbour. Date unknown
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
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Date:Nov 6, 2012
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